Slacker and Steve - OPP: Faltering Marriage (Audio)

July 27, 2016

Photo: Shao-chun Wang |

Today’s OPP is from Jessica and she needs your help! Her marriage is falling apart. She and her husband have been married for 15-years and they have two young kids together. They have not been sleeping in the same bed and their relationship has been loveless for a long time. Jessica says that some nights her husband doesn’t come home. She doesn’t know if he is having an affair or just sleeping in his office to keep up with his “workaholic” lifestyle. She has been trying to fight for her marriage and she has suggested attending couple’s therapy sessions to resolve their issues. Jessica says that she loves him, but she believes that the feeling is not mutual. She is conflicted on what to do. Part of her wants to stay and fight and not ruin her children’s lives, but her other instinct is to save herself and run. 


Should she stay and fight to make everyone else happy or disappoint all parties involved to make herself happy?